2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Nov 25, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Music (B.A.)

College of Arts and Humanities
Department of Music
Performing Arts Center (PAC) M203


Associate Instructor of Music – Percussion & Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies: Kirk Gay

Admission Requirements

  • Each student must complete an audition that demonstrates satisfactory performance proficiency.
  • The audition will serve as a placement examination for accepted candidates

Degree Requirements

  • Prior to attending the first music class as a music major at UCF, all students must take a keyboard placement examination to determine the appropriate level of class piano. Go to https://music.cah.ucf.edu/ to see the class piano requirements.
  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Departmental Residency Requirement; at least 25 hours must be taken from the UCF Music department
  • Each student must complete a faculty approved capstone project.
  • Co-op or internship credit cannot be used in this major
  • Students should consult with a departmental advisor for course selections
  • Courses designated in General Education Program are usually spread over the full four years
  • Courses designated in Common Program Prerequisites are usually completed in the first 60 hours
  • A cumulative minimum GPA of 3.00 based upon all courses required in the major as well as all courses taken in music is required. Failure to maintain this standard may result in program probation or dismissal. Please refer to the SPA Student Handbook (http://performingarts.cah.ucf.edu/music/resources) for details on program standards.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)

(see General Education Program  for detailed information)

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Math: (3 Credit Hours)

Statistics - Computers: (3 Credit Hours)

Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (28 Credit Hours)

See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transitions Services section for more information.

Core Requirements: Basic Level (6 Credit Hours)

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (3 Credit Hours)

Restricted Electives (33 Credit Hours)

Restricted Electives-Music (15 Credit Hours)

  • Choose from any MUX 3XXX or 4XXX (No more than 6 of these credits can be taken as MUN courses.)
  • Choose one MUT 3XXX or MUT 4XXX course Credit Hours: 3

Restricted Electives-Non-Music (18 Credit Hours)

  • Select, with the approval of the Academic Advisor, primarily from upper-level courses that form a coherent progression within a single or two related departments. The completion of a minor is strongly encouraged.

Capstone Requirements


  • Select primarily from upper-level courses

Foreign Language Requirements


  • Two years of foreign language in high school or one year of foreign language in college (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation.


  • Proficiency equivalent to two semesters of college instruction in a foreign language taught by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures or the Department of History (Hebrew). Standardized examinations for foreign languages may be used to meet the requirement.

Additional Requirements

  • Signature Experience requirement is met by successful completion of the following course(s):

Required Minors

  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements

  • Earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in each Music course

University Minimum Exit Requirements

  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120

Additional Information

Honors In Major

Related Programs


  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
  • Courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

  • Part-Time Student: $45 per term
  • Full-Time Student: $90 per term

Plan of Study

  • Example given shows a student majoring in B.A. in Music. See program description for all requirements. Consult the program advisor for alternate, new, or more appropriate selections.

Freshman Year - Fall (14 Credit Hours)

Freshman Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)

Junior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level MUT Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Music Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Non-Music Elective Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • Upper Level Music Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Music Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Non-Music Elective Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Music Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Non-Music Elective Credit Hours: 3 
  • Upper Level Non-Music Elective Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3​
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Non-Music Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Non-Music Elective Credit Hours: 3